The Resource Golden age, Jane Smiley

Golden age, Jane Smiley

Label
Golden age
Title
Golden age
Statement of responsibility
Jane Smiley
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It's 1987. The next generation of Langdons are facing economic, social, cultural, and political challenges unlike anything their ancestors have encountered. Michael and Richie, twin sons of World War II hero Frank, work in the high-stakes worlds of government and finance, in Washington and New York, but their fiercest enemies may be closer to home. Charlie, the charming recently found scion, struggles with whether he wishes to make a mark on the world; Guthrie, once poised to take over the Langdons' Iowa farm, is instead deployed to Iraq, leaving the farm in the hands of his younger sister, Felicity. However Felicity, as always, has her own ideas. Determined to help preserve the planet, she worries that her family farm's once rich, bountiful land is imperiled, and not only by the extremes of climate change
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Summary
The next generation of the Langdon family is facing economic, social, cultural, and political challenges unlike anything their ancestors had encountered before. Richie and Michael, the rivalrous twin sons of Frank, have grown into men and the wild antics of their youth slide seamlessly into a wilder adulthood in finance on Wall Street and in government in Washington, D.C. Charlie gets caught up in the tragedy of the 9/11 attacks. Meanwhile, back on the family's Iowa homestead, the rich soil, tilled since 1920 when patriarch Walter planted his corn and oats, has been eroded by decades of continuous farming and now is threatened by climate change. Throughout three decades, we see how the Langdon children we've come to know and love make room as adults for their own children and grandchildren as they face an uncertain future.
Storyline
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Tone
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Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10440390
Cataloging source
DLC
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Smiley, Jane
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
  • The last hundred years trilogy
  • Thorndike Press large print core
Series volume
bk. 3
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  • Rural families
  • Family farms
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Climatic changes
  • Social change
  • FICTION / General
  • Rural families
  • Social change
  • Iowa
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Golden age, Jane Smiley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Best-selling author of Some Luck and Early Warning"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn915490862
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large Print edition.
Extent
763 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410482990
Lccn
2015035691
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)915490862
Label
Golden age, Jane Smiley
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Best-selling author of Some Luck and Early Warning"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn915490862
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large Print edition.
Extent
763 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410482990
Lccn
2015035691
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)915490862

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